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Fracking Concerns Raised By TD in Port of Cork's Deal with US Firm for LNG Imports

7th October 2019
The Port of Cork in 2017 signed a memorandum of understanding with a US company to import gas through Cork Harbour. The Port of Cork in 2017 signed a memorandum of understanding with a US company to import gas through Cork Harbour. Photo: BreakingNews -twitter

According to the Port of Cork there is "a lot of groundwork to complete" when it comes to finalising a deal to import gas through Cork Harbour, so writes BreakingNews.ie

In 2017, the Port of Cork signed a memorandum of understanding with US company Next Decade and its partners to explore a joint development opportunity for a new Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) and associated liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal infrastructure in Ireland.

The LNG would be sourced from Next Decade’s proposed Rio Grande LNG export facility at the Port of Brownsville in South Texas.

Announcing the deal in 2017, the Port of Cork said it would provide "a source of competitively-priced energy to Ireland and its partners".

For more including comments from Cork North-Central (Solidarity) TD, Mick Barry, click here. 

Published in Port of Cork
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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